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Posted on 2009-04-14
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Hi experts

I have a fairly simple question  (I think)  :o)

I have a computer running my VB 2005 app. The computer is set to turn off its monitor after 10 minutes. (In control panel, power settings)
Now I want my app, at a given time, to be able to tell the pc to turn on the monitor again.
I have thought about doing some simulated mouse move but don't know how

Does anybody know how to solve my problem

Thanks in advance
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Ended up using mouse move. Seemed most elegant.
Thanks for the help.
My code:

'Declaration
Private Declare Sub mouse_event Lib "user32" (ByVal dwFlags As Long, ByVal dx As Long, ByVal dy As Long, ByVal cButtons As Long, ByVal dwExtraInfo As Long)

'In a method:
MOUSEEVENTF_MOVE = &H1
mouse_event MOUSEEVENTF_MOVE, 25, 25, 0, 0
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